Athi-Patra Ruga: Of Gods, Rainbows and Omissions

Somerset House, Strand, London
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This event ended on Sunday 6th of January 2019
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Free

Venue Information

Somerset House
Strand, WC2R 1LA

Nearest Stations

Temple 0.14 miles

Website

https://www.somersethouse.org.uk/whats-on/athi-patra-ruga-gods-rainbows-and-omissions

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Somerset House and 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair present new and rarely seen works from internationally renowned South African artist Athi-Patra Ruga.

In his first major solo UK exhibition, Ruga reveals a mythical world which challenges perceptions of cultural identity, and parodies the construction of the South African nation state, in the post-apartheid era. The exhibition continues beyond 1-54 as a standalone show throughout Somerset House’s winter season.

For the first time, Ruga brings together three seminal bodies of work – The Future White Women of Azania (2012-15), Queens in Exile (2015-17), and The Beatification of Feral Benga (2017-present) – immersing visitors in his vibrant world filled with powerful and striking characters.

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